What Not To Wear – Series finale on TLC

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After 10 years, the hit TLC series, What Not To Wear, is coming to an end. The final episode was shot in Vegas, where an ex-stripper, and her revealing wardrobe, were brought on for the last hurray. One of the signature things on the show is that the two hosts, Stacy and Clinton, literally “throw out” the guests clothes into a garbage can. Being in Las Vegas, they hired Murray the Magician to make her cloth disappear in the garbage can. Hired as a magic consultant for this episode, I helped design and build the final gold garbage can that was used to make the guest clothes disappear. In the final version, the ex-strippers clothes were thrown in the garbage can, and when the garbage can was turned over, the clothes turned into gold confetti.

TLC’s What Not To Wear is a spin off of What Not To Wear airing on BBC America. The reality show premise is simple: friends and family members nominate a candidate that they consider poorly dressed and ask the show to make over the “fashion victim.” Fashion Police Stacy London and her partner, Clinton Kelly ambush the candidate and make them an offer– they are given a $5000.00 budget for a new wardrobe, which they must purchase in New York City boutiques over the course of two days, but only on the condition that they allow Stacy & Clinton to critique, and in most cases throw out, their existing wardrobe.

Behind The Scenes

Behind The Scenes

Garbage Can Shots

What Not To Wear – Garbage Can Shots


Douglas has worked on many shows up and down the Las Vegas strip. He has worn many different hats, from being a creative director, lighting designer, set designer, and production / technical director having worked with Wayne Newton, Frank Marino, Human Nature, and Recycled Percussion to name a few.